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TailsTube #2 (feat. ???)


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It's actually cool to finally know what happened to GUN in Forces as you think they would have been involved, which now we know they were. Now when Eggman says he put them in their place does he mean he just destroyed their entire organization entirely or do they have an organization still just that they have really fallen from grace size wise? Also love that they actually mention Eggman's real nice and that he just took on the name to stick it to Sonic.

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I'd say the first one was a bit more interesting, but I can't deny that TailsTube is one of the best social media content Sonic has put lately. Kinda wish it was a bit more recurrent, maybe a weekly or monthly thing, but not sure how much content they can cover.

Now I wonder how much pressurized this was to be released to cover the backslash from Frontiers, or if it was really on the plans (I mean a Sonic Central and a TailsTube in less than a week without further announcement is something to disbelieve).

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Great episode. Eggman quite literally stole the show.

I'm also glad to see a small acknowledgment of what happened to GUN in Forces, and why they weren't involved in the game proper. Eggman just completely steamrolled them, which makes sense. Eggman's robots are tougher than GUN's at the best of times, and with Sonic missing for six months, I don't imagine the military was much of a match for his army (and this is before we even factor in the Phantom Ruby).

It's also good to see another official mention of the name "Ivo." 

And it was nice to hear from Orbot himself that Eggman's main motivation isn't even power itself, so much as it is to be the center of attention. Something I'd already inferred from the games themselves, but it's nice to hear it in such clear words. 

All in all, I loved it. TailsTube is knocking it out of the park, first by establishing Sonic takes place on one planet, and now by a highlight episode for Eggman! Looking forward to the next one!

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1 hour ago, Badnik Mechanic said:


So... Posting this just so you have quick reference... Tails actually twists his arm/wrist as he punches...

This actually how most martial arts teach you to punch, because it increases both accuracy and power.... ... ...

Tails knows Kung Fu!

All together now... "EVERYBODY WAS KUNG-FU FIGHTING!!!!"

(Joking aside, does this hit at Tails *possibly* being playable in Frontiers?!) 🤔

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Ahh I love these! Colleen is just perfect, and Mike is always perfect anyway.

I think maybe they had this waiting in the wings for use over the next week or two, but rolled it out a little early to boost up after Frontiers? Basing that only on the fact that they just dropped it with no prior warning. They might always have intended to just shadow drop it though I guess.

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Another thought, but I love how - in no uncertain terms - they say Eggman is the most dangerous villain Sonic's ever faced.

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Even with other threats like rogue robots, ancient gods, and alien invaders (some of which were shown in this very episode leading up to Eggman), none of them keep coming back again and again like Eggman does. He's Sonic's arch-nemesis for a reason, and it's so cool to see a piece of official media acknowledge him as the undisputed number-one villain of Sonic's world.

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1 minute ago, Dr. Mechano said:

Another thought, but I love how - in no uncertain terms - they say Eggman is the most dangerous villain Sonic's ever faced.

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Even with other threats like rogue robots, ancient gods, and alien invaders (some of which were shown in this very episode leading up to Eggman), none of them keep coming back again and again like Eggman does. He's Sonic's arch-nemesis for a reason, and it's so cool to see a piece of official media acknowledge him as the undisputed number-one villain of Sonic's world.

Plus, half of those threats are the result of him meddling with powers he has nebulous control over. So that just adds to his unpredictability and danger. 

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I found the first episode of TailsTube interesting but I the second episode bothered me because of Sonic calling his ennemy "Eggman" to make fun of him : it is based on the mistranlastion of the Western version of SONIC ADVENTURE!!...
In Japanese, Sonic says something like "Eggman" and Eggman told him to show more respect by calling him "Dr Eggman"!!...

Remember Wing Fortress Zone in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 (16-bit")?!...
It was written "Eggman" on it, so I don't think Eggman would paint it on his flying base if it was just a nickmane given by Sonic to make fun of him!!...
I guess Eggman is the name he chose as a worldwide vilain!!...
I'm eager to see the Japanese version of TailsTube #02 with English subtitles to see what's the explanation in Japanese...

But I found interesting to discover what happend to the G.U.N. in SONIC FORCES : it is exactly what I imagined in my headcannon!!...

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7 hours ago, King Conne said:

Remember Wing Fortress Zone in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 (16-bit")?!...
It was written "Eggman" on it, so I don't think Eggman would paint it on his flying base if it was just a nickmane given by Sonic to make fun of him!!...

Could be that Eggman claimed the nickname from Sonic before Sonic 1 in the Japanese continuity. They had a history before that. And in English he wrote it everywhere to mock Sonic.

Thought it was kinda weird they're sticking to the Sonic Adventure dub when they exclusively refer to Classic Eggman as "Eggman" now, but there's no dialogue so we don't know how he refers to himself in the classic games..

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I think it makes the most sense that the "Eggman" nickname was adopted pre-Sonic 2, yeah.

Not only is "EGGMAN" on the Wing Fortress, but his plan centers around the Death Egg. Sonic 2 seems to be when Eggman leaned hard into the egg-theming, and it only escalated from there, with the Egg Robos in Sonic 3 and the various "egg" mechs in the following games.

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2 hours ago, Dr. Mechano said:

I think it makes the most sense that the "Eggman" nickname was adopted pre-Sonic 2, yeah.

Not only is "EGGMAN" on the Wing Fortress, but his plan centers around the Death Egg. Sonic 2 seems to be when Eggman leaned hard into the egg-theming, and it only escalated from there, with the Egg Robos in Sonic 3 and the various "egg" mechs in the following games.

A lot of fans tend to forget/don't know that Sonic 1 isn't the first time Sonic has ever fought Eggman. Both the Japanese manual for Sonic 1 and the official Japanese series bible firmly establish Sonic and Dr. Eggman already as enemies with a previous history. We don't know how far back that history goes, but Eggman specifically says "Sonic... that annoying, cheeky hedgehog. He's the one who's always ruining my great plans." Plans as in plural, so Sonic has had multiple adventures trying to stop Eggman by this point. So it's not unreasonable to assume by the time Sonic 1 does happen Robotnik had fully embraced the Eggman name.  

What's interesting is that I think this is the first time Eggman's first name "Ivo" has ever been used in a piece of Japanese material(Also worth noting that the Japanese version pronounces "Ivo" correctly unlike the English version. It's pronounced "E-Vo" not "Eye-Vo"). While Sonic Adventure 2 did firmly establish the Robotnik name being related to him and the whole "Eggman is an insult created by Sonic" has been canon in Japan since at least 2004, all character guides and profiles in Japan would always insist his real name was "unknown". This is the first time I believe the Japanese side has fully canonized "Ivo Robotnik" as Eggman's real name.

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1 hour ago, Plumbers_Helper said:

What's interesting is that I think this is the first time Eggman's first name "Ivo" has ever been used in a piece of Japanese material(Also worth noting that the Japanese version pronounces "Ivo" correctly unlike the English version. It's pronounced "E-Vo" not "Eye-Vo"). While Sonic Adventure 2 did firmly establish the Robotnik name being related to him and the whole "Eggman is an insult created by Sonic" has been canon in Japan since at least 2004, all character guides and profiles in Japan would always insist his real name was "unknown". This is the first time I believe the Japanese side has fully canonized "Ivo Robotnik" as Eggman's real name.

It really does floor me that it's been 30 years of this series' existence, and only now does Japan get Eggman's real name in canon. I want to say it's because the movie forced their hand, but SEGA approved of it, so...

Huh, times are changing. The original Japanese lore is still god, not that I personally liked the American backstory, but they're open to incorporating some Western ideas into the canon. First the Robotnik name, then chilli dogs, then Classic Sonic taking cues from Greg Martin's design, now Eggman's full name... It's actually pretty neato.

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